Live Mail Desktop Makes Beta Debut
March 31st, 2006
Microsoft has begun a limited beta test of its upcoming Windows Live Mail Desktop. The offering is intended to provide users of Windows Live Mail and Hotmail with client-side access to e-mail services. While such a feature was previously only available to paid subscribers, Live Mail Desktop would expand the offering to all users.
The Windows Live Mail Desktop client will be similar to Outlook Express in the way it operates, but it is optimized to integrate Microsoft’s Live platform. The application would also provide functionality for users of Windows Live Contacts, Messenger, Spaces, and other such services.